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His bold attempt to break the two-hour barrier was the quickest recorded marathon but will not enter the record books largely due to the non-compliant system of pacemaking. At 5:45 a.m. on Saturday, three of the most talented runners on the planet toed the line of a race track in Monza, Italy. Kipchoge needed an average of 2:50 per kilometre - an improvement of around 2.5 per cent on Kimetto's record.
  • Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka on top 4: Hope dies last

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    Arsenal have already benefitted from United's increased focus on Europe's second competition, with Jose Mourinho leaving Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford on the bench as the Gunners won 2-0 at the Emirates. "We have still a chance mathematically, and we need some help as well from the teams around us", he added. "I watched the [Liverpool] game and I've seen the penalty given by the referee [for a handball by Jack Stephens]".
  • Stipe Miocic Crushes Junior dos Santos With First Round Knockout

    Stipe Miocic Crushes Junior dos Santos With First Round Knockout

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    More importantly a win would likely get him a title shot in the welterweight division. Dos Santos admits he was swayed by outside voices in recent years and deviated from his strengths, which is striking. The spectacle of seeing large, skilled fighters duke it out remains one of the best experiences in all of sports. Most importantly, he's also achieved a remarkable amount of consistency.
  • Nishikori injury sends Djokovic through, Halep rolls on

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    Nadal has also dominated Djokovic at the French Open, beating him on six out of seven occasions. On the women's side, defending champion Simone Halep of Romania cruised past Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-2 6-3 to reach her third Madrid Open final.
  • Europa League: Damir Skomina to officiate Manchester United against Ajax

    Europa League: Damir Skomina to officiate Manchester United against Ajax

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    Whereas Ajax's season finishes on Sunday, United still have three league games to play and Mourinho said he would have no qualms about making sure his players are in top shape for the trip to Sweden. Skomina was the man in the middle for Chelsea's Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev, in what turned out to be a goalless draw. United midfielder Ander Herrera said: "It was a insane game and we suffered, but we're in the final".
  • Klopp relishes the pressure in top-four bid

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    Just three games remain for the Reds, and I believe seven points will be enough to reach the goal for the season. "It was a good chance but like I said, unfortunately it hit crossbar". He said: "There was that, but Liverpool are a team that if you allow them space, they can be extremely unsafe". "Emre has played really well in the past few weeks but he could still play better".
  • Isaiah Thomas on Game 7: 'That's Where Legends Are Born'

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    The last shot supposed to go to Bradley Beal who was the most efficient player among the Wizards, as he had 33 points in this one, shooting well, 15 of 26 from the field, but very bad for three points 1 from 8. Boston's Jae Crowder ran along the baseline toward inbounder Al Horford and got a screen from Kelly Olynyk , which the Wizards switched (late in games like this all teams switch virtually every pick).
  • Bertans' Spurs advance to NBA's Western Conference finals

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    Usually when us fans refer to a Game 6 , we think about back in 2015 when the Houston Rockets came back from a near-insurmountable deficit on the Los Angeles Clippers to take Game 6 to eventually win the series. Their previous low was 92 in their Game 3 loss to the Spurs , when Harden scored 43. "I just missed shots, " Harden said. But in defense of the Rockets , it's extremely possible that they were emotionally and physically drained from a hard season with the bumps in the ...
  • Syrian Kurdish official praises United States decision to provide arms

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    The Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) is seen by Washington as the best ally against Daesh (the so-called IS) in Syria and the prime attacking force in any assault on their stronghold of Raqa. Mr Erdogan said: "I hope that it [the US] will turn away from this wrong". The move has irked Turkey, which considers the Kurds militants. Talal Sillo, a commander with SDF, said no weapons have yet been delivered to the group but that the US-led coalition had said that fast delivery was expected ...
  • Losing To Arsenal Changed Everything - Antonio Conte

    Losing To Arsenal Changed Everything - Antonio Conte

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    Chelsea can complete the domestic double if they beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final at the end of May. "Only one year later to celebrate this win in the league, where there are for me big, big teams with great players [and] great managers is fantastic".
  • Manchester United v Ajax - how they measure up

    Manchester United v Ajax - how they measure up

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    The Argentine has started United's last 10 Europa League matches keeping six clean sheets. Manchester United stumbled into the Europa League final after conceding a late goal in a tension-filled 1-1 draw against Celta Vigo that ended with both teams having a man sent off yesterday.
  • Delighted Conte dragged from news conference by Chelsea players

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    Lampard was quick to point out that while several Chelsea players have had great campaigns, Conte is the architect of the team's success. The 47-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "It was very frustrating for me because at the end of the Arsenal game I didn't see anything from my work or my ideas on football, but in this moment I found the strength to change and take responsibility and find a system for the players".